Sibu Island

Sibu Island (Malay: Pulau Sibu) is an island group in Mersing District, Johor, Malaysia.

Sibu Island
Native name:
Pulau Sibu, ڤولاو سيبو
Beach at Sibu Island
LocationSouth China Sea
Coordinates2°12′N 104°05′E
A scuba diver at Sibu Island.


The area was declared as a marine park in 1993.


It consists of several islands, namely Sibu Besar Island, Sibu Tengah Island, Sibu Kukus Island and Sibu Hujung Island. There are four main beaches on the eastern side of Sibu. Sibu Besar, the main island, is approximately 6 km long and 1 km wide, and for the most part covered by tropical vegetation.[1]


The island mostly consists of pyroclastic rock with ashy characteristics.[2]


On the southern end of Sibu Besar Island, there is a small fishing village called Kampong Duku with a population of fewer than a hundred people (about 40 families).


The main leisure activities on the island are watersports such as snorkelling and diving, and numerous coral reefs are close to hand. Most of the beach resorts are located on the eastern side of the main island. Sea Gypsy Village Resort and Dive Base and Sibu Island Cabanas are situated on a beach facing Tinggi Island. Other resorts, such as Rimba Resort, are on the opposite side. Resorts facing the mainland are MYVilla Farmstay, Coconut Village Resort, Junansa Villa and Twin Beach Resort. Most of the resorts are closed during the annual 3-month monsoon period, save for those facing the mainland.


The island is accessible by ferry from Tanjong Leman Jetty in Mersing Town.[1]

See also


  1. "Pulau Sibu (Sibu Island)". Attractions in Malaysia. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. bin Roselee, Muhammad Hatta (2014). "Petrology and Geochemistry of the Teluk Ramunia Volcanics, Southeastern Johor, Peninsular Malaysia; Implication for Middle Triassic Tectonic" (PDF). University of Malaya. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
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